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    Afghanistan’s ‘Sesame Street’ Adds Female Character

    There are always cultural strings attached. Many international versions of Sesame Street have added their own puppet characters, and now the Afghan edition, Baghch-e-Simsim, will get its own local Muppet. Zari, which means “shimmering” in Pashto and Dari, is a purple six-year-old girl with multicolored hair who will occasionally wear a headscarf — but who’s intended to be of unclear ethnicity to make her relatable to all. Producers say she’ll be a role model of women’s participation for both girls and boys in the show’s upcoming season.

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